Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Why Obama Would Like to Go to War With Syria

Obama is being forced into a diplomatic solution for the Syrian
crisis that does not advance his interests for the Middle East
In an article I published yesterday for Christian Voice, I argued that war with Syria would advance Obama's interests. I suggested that the issue of chemical weapons is just a smoke screen because America was covertly supporting the Syrian rebels long before the recent issue came up (as they are also supporting Muslim rebels in Turkey and Jordan). I point out that even if Obama must opt for Russia's recent diplomatic proposal, this is as much a concession to his lack of support and doesn't help to advance America's long-term interests in the region. 

You see, gaining control of Syria is central to America’s long-term ambition of crippling Russia. Russia has never been a team player, while their prioritization of national interests creates barriers to the spread of global consumer markers.

Russia has a strong naval presence along the major Syrian ports of Latakia and Tartus, giving them access to the Mediterranean. If Syria falls into the hands of America, then so would these strategic ports.

Oil is another important issue that I drew attention to in my Christian Voice article. In order for the West to suppress Russia and gain control of the energy markets, they must gain control of Syria. Currently oil is supplied to Western Europe through Russia’s Druzhba pipeline. Syria is a key alternative energy transit route to Europe that would break the West’s dependence on Russia. That is why, in 2009, America supported Qatar’s proposal for a gas pipeline from the Gulf to Turkey that would travel through Syria to the Mediterranean and into Europe. But al-Assad refused to play ball, making deals with Russia instead, and refusing to let the Qatar pipeline pass through their land. If the United States assists in a regime change in Syria, then they will be in a position to control the future government of the nation, enabling them to revisit the Qatar pipeline idea.

Syria is also the site of a proposed pipeline controlled by Iran and its allies, which would supply Western Europe and undercut America’s energy interests in favour of Russia. America is against this idea, but to prevent it from happening they must control Syria.

To read more about this, click on the following link to be taken directly to the article I wrote yesterday:

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